Never ever gonna get old...
The Sun newspaper has a new interview with David Bowie today. Dominic Mohan met David this week and chatted to him about the Live By Satellite show, the inspiration behind Never Get Old, drugs, living in New York and an encounter with The Queen and Prince Phillip when he was six!
Here are one or two extracts:
On one of my new songs, Never Get Old ? the song?s ironic ? there is the image of a petulant rock singer sitting in a half-darkened room saying, ?I?m not gonna get old.? I thought it was a funny image and I had to write it before someone else my age did.
Bowie is an enduring icon who has never played by the rules or sold out. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he?s managed to remain cool.
Always the innovator, he has just played a concert that was sent to cinemas around the globe via the Internet. He believes this could soon replace traditional rock tours.
He says: We came over primarily to do this Internet thing, beaming out these shows from London to cinemas around the world. I thought of it about 15 years ago.
Bowie is down-to-earth and modest. He is also welcoming and witty, retaining his London accent and his very British sense of humour.
You know what to do for the whole thing.